Letter to the Washington State Board of Health
Margaret Anna pens a comprehensive letter to the Washington State Board of Health
Here’s a link to Margaret Anna’s letter to the Washington State Board of Health which meets on January 12, 2022 to discuss issues like Proposed Policies to Involuntarily Detain People in a Quarantine Facility & Mandate COVID Vaccination in Schools.
Her letter is long and comprehensive.
You can adapt it to your local situation. Or you can simply use it to educate yourself on the key arguments so you are prepared.
A caution about pitching to policy makers
It’s important to keep in mind that policy makers have very short attention spans, so long and comprehensive doesn’t necessarily translate to “effective” for all policy makers. What you want is “effective.”
One technique that works well when pitching policy makers, especially on something that is complex is to start with a one-page executive summary that makes all the key points you want to communicate: what you are specifically asking for, what the benefit is, and why they should care. That summary may be all that gets read.
Know of pitches that have worked to change minds?
If you know of other examples of pitches to policy makers on COVID vaccine and/or mask mandates, please let us all know in the comments, especially if the pitch worked. Copying what works is important.